Alpine News

‘Crazy Fast’ Turn Dings Ganong in Downhill


KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 25, 2017) – One “crazy fast” turn got Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) off on the wrong foot in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill won by Norway’s home-crowd favorite Kjetil Jansrud.

Running the full-length 1994 Olympic downhill course, Jansrud edged out Italy’s Peter Fill by just 0.08 seconds. Switzerland...

Stuhec Wins Again as Shiffrin 13th in Super G


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 25, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) scored valuable points toward the overall World Cup title Saturday, finishing 13th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G under brilliant blue skies and warm sunshine.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won Saturday’s race by 0.50 seconds over Italy’s Elena...

Stuhec Narrows Gap ... Slightly


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24, 2017) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup resumed after the World Championships break with challenging conditions in Crans-Montana which saw the top U.S. racers withdrawing from the start. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) maintained her overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup lead despite not starting Friday’s alpine...

Optimistic Ganong Eighth in Downhill


KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 24, 2017) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) felt all the good sensations of solid run in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, a make-up race from the canceled December event at Lake Louise, Canada, leading the U.S. in eighth place.

Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline took his first career World Cup victory Friday,...

US Athletes Withdraw from World Cup Over Safety


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes slated to compete in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s alpine combined Friday in Crans-Montana have withdrawn from the race over course safety concerns.

“Due to conditions, we weren't comfortable with the amount of risk our athletes had to take to push to be competitive...

World Cup Returns With Speed Events


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 23, 2017) – With the St. Moritz World Championships in the books, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit resumes this weekend at Crans-Montana, Switzerland for the women and Kvitfjell, Norway for the men.   

All eyes will be on the young Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who is fresh off a pair of World...

Austria Reigns as Chodounsky Takes Top 15


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 19, 2017) – David Chodounsky was the leading American skier in the final day of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, finishing 12th in the slalom. But it was the Austrians' day, who went 1-2 with Marcel Hirscher taking an easy win.

Journalists Honor Ski Racing's Gary Black


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 19, 2017) – Longtime Ski Racing publisher Gary Black was honored during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz by the Association of International Ski Journalists (AIJS) for his lifetime work on behalf of ski racing. AIJS President Gernot Mussner acknowledged Black for his passionate support of ski...
Shiffrin Dominates to Third Consecutive Slalom Title


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 18, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) became the first female skier in 78 years to win three consecutive World Championship slalom titles at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Saturday.

In explosive fashion under a bright blue sky and skiing on a rock-hard course, Shiffrin matched Germany’s...

Kinsella Dominates at 7 Nations Cup


SAALFELDEN, Austria (Feb. 16, 2017) – America’s fastest U16 alpine racers headed overseas to compete at the esteemed 7 Nations Cup this week at Saalfelden Hinterreit. Kellen Kinsella (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) took two podiums—a win in giant slalom and second in slalom.

A different country in Europe hosts the 7 Nations...

Chodounsky Shows Strength at World Champs GS


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 17, 2017) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top American in Friday’s giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, taking 11th.

Strong Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 15, 2017) – A strong and deep team of 15 rising stars – seven women and eight men – have been named to the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships Team. The team is led by defending Junior Worlds downhill champion Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA), who led the charge of...

Shiffrin Skis To First GS Medal


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 16, 2017) – With the fastest second run of the day, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) grabbed her first career World Championships giant slalom medal Thursday, finishing second on a sun-soaked course at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Tessa Worley of France took the victory, her second World...

As Good As Gold


Lindsey Vonn stood at the top of Engiadina looking out at the expanse of Swiss alpine peaks in every direction. It was a scenario she had been a part of many times before - her seventh World Championships. Now 32 years old, the then Lindsey Kildow was just 17 when she pushed into the same start for her very first European World Cup downhill at...

France Wins World Championships Team Event


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 14, 2017) – It was a gorgeous day for the team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships—a thrilling head-to-head race pitting one country against another. This year, France was victorious, taking home the gold medal for their country.

Behind France, Slovakia was second and Sweden third in the event...

Swiss Surprise as Bennett 11th in Alpine Combined


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 13, 2017) – Standing six-foot-seven-inches tall, Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) is built more like a power forward than a power slalom skier. But competing in his first World Championships, Bennett hammered through a challenging slalom course to an 11th-place finish in Monday’s alpine combined to lead...

Promising Athletes Compete at Upcoming Events


PARK CITY, Utah (Feb. 12, 2017) – As the best in the world compete at the Audi FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, America's rising alpine talent will also be competing – both in St. Moritz for the Longines Future Ski Champions Race and next...

Goldberg Leads USA in World Champs Downhill


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 12, 2017) – Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) led the Americans at the makeup day for the Audi FIS Alpine World Ski Championships downhill, taking 20th.

Beat Feuz of Switzerland, who won the downhill and super G test events at St. Moritz during the 2015-16 season, secured the gold medal in front of the hometown...

Vonn Grabs World Championships Downhill Bronze


ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 12, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) landed on the podium, taking the bronze medal, to lead all four Americans into the top 15 in Sunday’s downhill at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec continued her dominant season to take the gold ahead of Austria’s Stephanie Venier, who...

Fog Postpones World Champs Downhill


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 11, 2017) – After a morning of delays due to fog, Saturday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Ski Championships men’s downhill has been postponed. While it was sunny at the start and finish, a thick cloud settled on the middle of course and would not dissipate.